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Haroldo Jacobovicz is the founder of Horizons Telecom and Horizons Datacenter and the founder of e-Governe Group, which was created with the objective of becoming the first Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Brazil. He was also responsible for the development of the first wireless broadband internet access technology in Brazil, called Aerolíneas and leading the development of Terra Bella, a satellite imagery company acquired by Google in 2014.

Between 1994 and 2004, Haroldo was the founding Vice President of the Network Solutions division at RBS Networks, a telecommunications company, which was acquired by Verizon Communications Inc. He has also held the positions of Vice President and Global Sales and Business Development Manager at RBS Networks.

Entrepreneurial Background

Haroldo is a graduate of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, with a degree in Civil Engineering. Upon graduation, Haroldo Jacobovicz had the opportunity to work with several key construction companies on projects such as EDP’s first turbine, Companhia Energetica de Sao Paulo (CESP), the Roça dos Tabuleiros, and Itaipu Dam.

Haroldo also worked with SBM Offshore in Brazil and at some of the most important international oil and gas companies in the world, Shell and Total. Haroldo began his career in IT Consulting at Arthur Andersen, and later had the opportunity to join IBM Brazil as a business unit manager. Haroldo now runs Horizons Telecom, the leading national wireless telecommunications company in Brazil.

Early life

Haroldo Jacobovicz was born on December 13, 1970, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He went to high school at Colegio National and studied Civil Engineering at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Haroldo is a member of the National School of Civil Engineers and graduated in 1991.

The great influence of his companies

Beyond the economic value of the information technology industry in Brazil, the impact of Jacobovicz’s company e-Governe Group, in terms of technology, is impressive, especially to the companies which were previously unknown in the markets. The position of these companies has also influenced the ICT market in Brazil, because of the diligence they put into the work they do.

While many people claim that information technology is useless for hospitals, the standard of care in Brazil depends on the involvement of both IT and human talent. Information technology will soon be responsible for determining the path of the hospital for the next 5 to 10 years.

Lara Andreyes